Michael White blogs at Adaptive Complexity about looking at genomes from a network or mathematical approach. "Inferring network connections from genomic data may be great for putting together the wiring diagrams, but without directed experimentation on a given system, we can't say much about how a system is carrying out its function," he writes. "The biggest implication of this idea that there is no automatic or prescribed way of finding important functional features of systems is that our ability to generalize in systems biology may be limited."
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